December 6th, 2017

[podcast] Stay Healthy Through the Holidays #099

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The holidays are such hard time of year for anyone who wants to stay healthy, eat well, and exercise on a regular basis. The change in routine plus the abundance of “unhealthy” options of eating add up to a difficult challenge for most of us. But I am here to help, with some simple ideas for ways that can help you stay on track (at least a little) during this busy, indulgent time of year. In this week’s show, I share thoughts about the following:

1) It’s not all or nothing.
You can say no sometimes.

2) Eat a salad a day.
One easy way to balance your eating during the season.

3) Work out in the morning.
Get it done!

4) Plan ahead to have healthy options at the ready.
Have single-portion healthy options for meals and snacks ready to go.

5) Go on a winter walk.
A great way to connect with family and friends!

6) Drink your water.
Water is a necessity, especially during this dry season.

We also talked about the Advent Prayer Retreat offered by Pray More Novenas. Go here to find out more about it and join me in prayer this month!

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November 28th, 2017

[podcast] 14 Small Ways to Add Joy to Your Day #098

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How can we add more joy to our days, especially as we gear up for Christmas and life gets busy and stressful? This week I am sharing 14 small ideas for ways you can be more joyful every day and bring joy to others in your life. What are your ideas? Please share them!

We also talked about the Advent Prayer Retreat offered by Pray More Novenas. Go here to find out more about it and join me in prayer this month!

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November 27th, 2017

[podcast] Have a Heart Like Mary #097

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What does it mean to have a heart like Mary? In this week’s shorter episode, we reflect a bit on Luke 2:15-20, and we talk about how to have a heart like Mary, keeping things and reflecting on them in our hearts this holiday season.

This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for YOU! Thank you for being a part of what I do here at Girlfriends. May God bless young your family with a joy-filled Thanksgiving celebration this year.

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November 14th, 2017

[podcast] Getting Ready for Advent with Sterling Jaquith #096

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Are you ready for Advent? Are you dreading the busy-ness and stress in the weeks ahead? Have no fear! This week, our special guest, Sterling Jaquith, is sharing some encouragement and support to help us all face the holiday season with joy instead of trepidation. You will Sterling’s down-to-earth wisdom and advice for getting through Christmastime without losing your mind. 🙂

For more about Sterling and her work, check out these links …

Sterling’s website
Sterling’s podcast: Coffee and Pearls
Sterling’s books
Sterling on Facebook
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We also share feedback for listeners about saying no, about offering it up, and about daily prayer. Theresa recommends praying a prayer of spiritual communion. Here is one for you try:

O Jesus, I turn toward the holy tabernacle where you live hidden for love of me. I love you, O my God. I cannot receive you in Holy Communion. Come nevertheless and visit me with your grace. Come spiritually into my heart. Purify it. Sanctify it. Render it like unto your own. Amen.

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November 7th, 2017

[podcast] 6 Things That Are Keeping You From Accomplishing Your Goals #095

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This week I’m sharing 6 things that can getting the way of any accomplishing their goals, whether it be goals in your home, marriage, spiritual life, health, or work. The ideas I share are:

1. Technology distractions

2. Multi-tasking

3. Waiting for the “right time”

4. Saying yes to too many things
(Check out How to say no nicely for more on this topic.)

5. Worrying about the future
(Check out 5 ways to stop worrying for more on this topic.)

6. Complaining

Also this week I share feedback from listeners Hailey, taylor, and Bridget. Send me your thoughts about this week’s topic and I will share them in our next episode!

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November 1st, 2017

[podcast] Offer It Up! #094

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When life sends suffering your way, do you remember to “offer it up”? This is phrase many of us grew hearing our moms say to us, but what is the Catholic idea of “offering it up”? Do our sacrifices really have value? For ourselves? For our family and friends? For souls who might be in purgatory? What exactly IS redemptive suffering and in what ways can it help us to grow in gratitude, gain spiritual insights, and grow closer to God?

Also this week I share feedback from listeners Jennie, Tanya, Sam, and David. Send me your thoughts about this week’s topic and I will share them in our next episode!

Also mentioned in this episode:

Coffee and Pearls podcast with Sterling Jaquith
The Catholic Commute podcast

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This weekend I will be here …

Saturday, November 4
Together in Holiness conference in
St Augustine, FL
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October 24th, 2017

[podcast] Improve Communication in Your Marriage #093

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Do you want to improve your marriage? The number one thing you can do today to improve your marriage is focus on communicating better with your spouse. This week I’m sharing 6 tips for improving communication in your marriage.

1. Make expectations clear.
Do not hint, do not be passive-aggressive, do not expect your spouse to read your mind. Say what you want, say what you need, say what would make you happy. Don’t assume he “should know it all” already. He needs you to talk to him!

2. Assume the best intentions.
Assuming the worst about our spouse’s intentions comes from insecurity, pride, defensiveness. And it is a recipe for disaster, even in a healthy relationship.

3. Recognize conflict and the role you play in it.
Conflict is not determined by person who initiates it, but by person who reacts to the initiation. It takes two to fight. Decide now that you will talk about disagreements, but you will not fight. Set ground rules for disagreements such as no name-calling, no cursing, no using the D-word (divorce), and allowing for time-outs when necessary.

4. Forget about winning.
You are in a relationship. You are not in court, you are not in competitive business. If you “win,” you LOSE.

5. Be an active and thoughtful listener.
Find out how your spouse feels “listened to” and make that happen, especially in important conversations.

6. Put away your stupid phone.
Make sure you and your spouse have distraction-free time together every day. This is non-negotiable. Put away your phones and be together every day.

I answer a reader email about struggling with NFP in a young marriage, and encourage your feedback on all of these topics. Let’s remember to pray for “Heidi”!

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Some places I will be in the coming weeks:

Saturday, October 28
Women’s Conference in
Winona, MN
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Saturday, November 4
Together in Holiness conference in
St Augustine, FL
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My newest book is available!
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October 17th, 2017

[podcast] Stepping Out in Faith (with Mary Lenaberg) #092

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This week we are talking with writer and speaker Mary Lenaberg. Mary shares the beautiful story of caring for her disabled daughter for 22 years, and then after losing her daughter, carrying on her legacy through the work God has called her to, through parish ministry and speaking to women and young people from all walks of life.

If you would like to have Mary come speak to your group or parish, please connect with her through any of the following:

Mary’s website
Mary on Instagram
Mary’s speaking topics and info

I am so grateful to Mary for being a part of this week’s show. And thank you too for listening!

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Some places I will be in the coming weeks:

Saturday, October 21
Together in Holiness conference in
Wichita, KS
More info here

Saturday, October 28
Women’s Conference in
Winona, MN
More info here

Saturday, November 4
Together in Holiness conference in
St Augustine, FL
More info here

My newest book is available!
You’re Worth It! Change How You Feel About Yourself By Discovering How Jesus Feels About You

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